This year the Queenstown Winter Festival is on from 21 – 30 June. This iconic festival began in 1975 and is now known as the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest winter celebration. Queenstown is a premiere skiing destination and easily accessible - flights run direct from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as well as 15 direct flights into Queenstown from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Tens of thousands of locals and tourists descend on Queenstown each year to celebrate the start of the winter season at the Queenstown Winter Festival. Not only can you enjoy Queentown’s top notch skiing fields, there are also a huge range of off-mountain activities including live music, fireworks, parades and food and wine events. And while you’re there don’t forget to take some time to explore Queenstown’s many shops, galleries, bars and restaurants!